Global Patent Index - EP 1094320 A2

EP 1094320 A2 20010425 - A test and measurement instrument having multi-channel telecommunications mask testing capability

Title (en)

A test and measurement instrument having multi-channel telecommunications mask testing capability

Title (de)

Test- und Messinstrument mit mehrkanaliger Telekommunikationsmaskentestfähigkeit

Title (fr)

Instrument de test et mesure ayant une capacité de test de masque de télécommunication multi-canal

Publication

EP 1094320 A2 20010425 (EN)

Application

EP 00308300 A 20000922

Priority

  • US 15597799 P 19990924
  • US 61906700 A 20000719

Abstract (en)

In a test and measurement instrument having M signal input channels, individual samples representing a signal from each channel are compared to mask pixels to detect non-compliance with a given specification. Initial mask and waveform positions on a display screen of the oscilloscope are determined by an AUTOSET TO MASK function. Comparison of mask pixels and waveform pixels to detect collision between a waveform pixel and a mask pixel (i.e., a mask violation) is performed substantially in real time, as the pixels are being composited into a raster memory by a rasterizer. Acquisitions are performed simultaneously and repeatedly. Acquired waveforms from all M signal input channels are sequentially compared to the mask and drawn on screen during the following acquisition period. Thus, M waveforms can be tested for compliance with a telecom mask substantially within a single acquisition time period. A system employing a multiplexer can select M channels at a time from a group of N channels to decrease the time required to test all N channels. The intensity of pixels representing samples violating the mask is preferably increased for better visibility against the telecom mask. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7

G01R 13/30

IPC 8 full level

G01R 13/20 (2006.01); G01R 13/34 (2006.01); H04B 17/00 (2006.01); H04L 1/24 (2006.01); H04M 3/30 (2006.01); G01R 13/30 (2006.01); G01R 31/28 (2006.01); H04M 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP KR)

H04B 17/00 (2013.01 - KR); H04L 1/24 (2013.01 - EP); H04M 3/30 (2013.01 - EP); H04M 3/005 (2013.01 - EP); H04M 3/305 (2013.01 - EP)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB IT

DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 1094320 A2 20010425; EP 1094320 A3 20011219; EP 1094320 B1 20080910; CN 1184755 C 20050112; CN 1290079 A 20010404; DE 60040197 D1 20081023; JP 2001116770 A 20010427; JP 3674000 B2 20050720; KR 100734962 B1 20070703; KR 20010050595 A 20010615; US 6778931 B1 20040817

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 00308300 A 20000922; CN 00129020 A 20000925; DE 60040197 T 20000922; JP 2000257806 A 20000828; KR 20000055779 A 20000922; US 61906700 A 20000719